Travel and Music, or travelling with music is what Pancho and Sal
have done in the last years touring the world, as well as across
The whole experience and being full time musicians has not only
improved their act, but has also added new tunes and so many things
to talk about during the show, giving a real sensation of moving
around without moving from your seat..
In constant change, they remain the same couple we have been seeing
year after year bringing a musical display that will include
songs in Spanish, English and French, while playing a variety of
instruments, like guitar, ukulele, charango, drum, accordion and
Born in San Jorge, Argentina, Pancho wrote poems from a young
age. He moved to Europe to follow his dreams of playing the
guitar and sharing his songs with the world. After touring in
many countries, he became a troubadour style musician in the
80's in Sweden.
Playing with Gypsies in the South of France, he learned rumbas
and flamenco. His compositions reflect these influences of
flamenco and other folk rhythms. After years of exchange with
other musicians, his original music has a wide diversity of
Sal, who was born in England
and raised in Canada, met Pancho in Cuzco, Peru, and from then on
together as a family and musical duo have established a name for
themselves. Sal compliments the music with her vocals, accordion,
shakers, chachas, bombo and guitar.
They have a unique poetic style of translating simultaneously from
Spanish to English.
You can enjoy Pancho and Sal at
Folk Festivals, Community Centers, schools, restaurants, dance
shows, concerts in the parks and numerous other events.
Rio Samaya Band is a creation of the musical duo, Pancho and Sal.
The Rio Samaya Band is a traveling band that shares the stage with
musicians, jugglers, poets and an audience ready to have a
collective experience of joy
Rio Samaya Band has a heart that beats in the present, fusion of
music and talent, lovers
of magic, full moons, forests, rivers, oceans and nights with
friends around the fire.
Every show is unique and
The Rio Samaya Band
to channel music, to bring life, love and peace to everyone.
Pancho and Sal,
they have created "The Rio Samaya Band", with the concept and
project to tour the world like a duo and build up the band joining
with local musicians using the Rio Samaya Band signature.
The band has
already debuted with incredibly talented musicians in
Newfounlad, Montreal and most recently in their home town,
Mission Folk Festival, Harrison Festival of Arts,
In Harmony Music Fest, Trout Forest,
Caribbean Festival , North Van Folk Fest,
Blue Mountain, Point Roberts Festival, Harmony West Vancouver,
Camp Alexandra Fest, Latin Sumer Festival. Montreal Latin Days,
Festival Mondial de la Terre, Mont Tremblant, Brigus Blueberry
Festival, NL, Cupids 400, Cupids NL and so many more, incluiding
Commodore Ballroom, Wise Hall, Chilliwack Shows, Penticton and
many more in the interior of British Columbia and Vancouver
Pancho and Sal also do presentations with bands from 3 up to 12
musicians, mixing all sorts of ethnic, acoustic, electronic and
Pancho- Flamenco, Acoustic and electric Guitars, Charango,
Quena, Traverse flutes, Harmonica, Drum and hand percussion.
Sal- Accordion, Guitar, Bombo Drum, Shakers and other hand
"Vivirei" -I Would live-
"Cuando Salga la Luna",
-When the Moon comes up-
"Revivir" -To Live Again-
"El Regalo" -TheGift-
"Secretos" - Secrets
Baila" Produced, filmed and edited by Ja Pace